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Shows featuring Studs Terkel

  • StoryCorps Declares Friday a National Day of Listening Storytelling

    To mark the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, StoryCorps is declaring Friday a National Day of Listening. StoryCorps is a national social history project created by the award-winning radio producer Dave Isay. Over the past seven years, more than 30,000 interviews have been recorded, making StoryCorps one of the largest oral...
    November 24, 2010 | Story
  • Studs Terkel 1912-2008: Beloved Oral Historian and Broadcaster Dies at 96 Terkelobitweb
    The legendary radio broadcaster, writer, oral historian, raconteur and chronicler of our times, Studs Terkel, died Friday at the age of ninety-six in his home town of Chicago. Over the years, Terkel has been a regular guest on Democracy Now! In 2005, he appeared on the show shortly after undergoing open heart surgery. “My curiosity is what saw me through," Terkel said. "What would the...
    November 03, 2008 | Story
  • Legendary Radio Broadcaster and Oral Historian Studs Terkel on the Iraq War, NSA Domestic Spy Program, Mahalia Jackson, James Baldwin, the Labor Movement and His New Memoir "Touch and Go" Terkeldoubleweb
    We are broadcasting from Chicago, the home town of our very special guest for the hour — broadcaster, author, social historian, American legend, Studs Terkel. Today, at the age of 95, Terkel is still speaking out. Two weeks ago, he wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times criticizing the Bush administration’s warrantless spy program. And he has just come out with his...
    November 13, 2007 | Story
  • Studs Terkel at 95: "Ordinary People are Capable of Doing Extraordinary Things, and That’s What It’s All About. They Must Count!" Terkels5-16
    Celebrations and tributes are taking place across the country to mark the 95th birthday of Studs Terkel, the legendary radio broadcaster, oral historian and author. The Chicago History Museum is hosting a party today in honor of Studs, and a skywriter will fly over the city to spell out happy birthday wishes. WFMT, the local station Studs long called his radio home and where he is known as the...
    May 16, 2007 | Story
  • Hope Dies Last: An Hour with Legendary Broadcaster and Author Studs Terkel Screen_shot_2014-01-14_at_4.12.47_pm
    Studs Terkel, 91, has worked as an activist, a civil servant, a labor organizer, an ad writer, a television actor and a radio DJ, among many other occupations. But since the 1960s, he’s been particularly well known as a world-class interviewer, a writer and radio personality who draws celebrities and, far more often, average citizens into sharing their oral histories.

    For 45 years, Studs...

    November 04, 2003 | Story
    The announcement that the US would only retain one delegate at the conference caused a furor among both US activists at the Conference and among other nations delegations. U.S. NGO leaders organized a spontaneous march to the steps of the International Convention Center and held a press conference there. Police met the protesters, and barred them from entering the building for which they had...
    September 04, 2001 | Story
  • Studs Terkel on Impeachment
    Today, the Senate will vote on whether to call the three witnesses from a scaled-back list presented by House managers: Monica Lewinsky, presidential friend Vernon Jordan and presidential aide Sidney Blumenthal. They will also vote on a motion to dismiss the impeachment trial, although it is not expected to pass. The managers asked senators to invite President Clinton to testify, a suggestion...
    January 27, 1999 | Story
  • Conversation with Studs Terkel About May Day as well as Music Samplings About Labor from Around the World
    Amy is joined by Studs Terkel to discuss the history and significance of May Day. Terkel honors May Day every year, and shares his feelings on the importance of May Day. He tells the story of the Chicago Haymarket riot for the eight-hour day, which marked the first May Day. May Day commemorates the movement for the eight-hour workday. Terkel shares some history of labor organizations in the...
    May 01, 1997 | Story
  • The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Lawyers of death row inmate and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal have filed a statement claiming police coerced witnesses who testified against Abu-Jamal. Jamal’s lead attorney Leonard Weinstein talks with Amy Goodman about the case. Abu-Jamal’s defense is seeking a new trail to include the sworn statement of Pamela Jenkins, former prostitute and lover of a corrupt city police...
    March 11, 1997 | Story